Hello everyone, welcome to the October's first Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge! I am hosting this week's challenge, which means I selected the challenge cut. This week we are using the FALL LEAF from the Cricut's Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. I love this leaf cut, especially for fall projects, like my Fall Floral Arrangement!
I used only the Art Philosophy cartridge on this project. I started with a medium-small green pumpkin from the local hobby store. Using a craft knife, I cut the top off of the pumpkin an set it aside to use later. After selecting card stock colors and prints, I used Cricut Craft Room to create my cut file.
Using Colonial White card stock, I cut six fall leaves at 2 inches each. I cut four roses in two different sizes, three daisies yellow and brown, and two striped petal flower mums. After inking the flower edges, using a twilling tool, I rolled up and glued my flowers together before setting them aside to dry.
I used CTMH's Harvest Happiness stamp set to stamp color onto my leaves - two leaves in AutumnTerracotta ink, two in Cranberry ink, and two in Topiary Green ink.
After add in strip of burlap ribbon and curled twine, I used glue and straight pins to assemble the floral arrangement. I added the top of the pumpkin, standing on at an angle, to the back of the arrangement. I finished the arrangement by adding two strips of Bronze Shimmer Trim. I then moved the pumpkin floral arrangement around until I found a spot where I thought it looked perfect!
Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month
I love this pretty Christmas stamp set and I know you will too. It is perfect not only for card making and scrapbook pages, but also for creating gift tags and wrap embellishments! Like always, the Stamp of the Month is available for purchase at $17.95, or with a $50 purchase you can add the Stamp of the Month to your shopping card during check out!